Today's News

  • Triple S OKs 7th Street plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave the 7th Street Corridor Plan the green light on Tuesday and added a strong show of support for the plan – plus one key change.

    Commissioner Scott Merchant made the recommendation to approve the plan with the addition of moving the roundabout outlined to manage traffic flow at the entrance of Clear Creek Park from Phase 3 to Phase 1.

    “With the idea that all the property is already public property, I think we should use it to try start momentum for the whole plan,” he said in his recommendation.

  • Horse owners alerted: Prepare for West Nile

    The rain continued to fall this week – at least not as hard as it has – but all that does is add to two huge concerns for summer: more mosquitoes and a much greater threat of West Nile Virus infecting horses.

    For that reason, the state department of agriculture earlier this week issued an alert to horse owners to be prepared for a greater threat of the virus, which has in the past decade infected hundreds of horses and killed 137.

  • Business Briefcase: May 20, 2011

    Lemay receives top honor

    for humanitarian efforts

    Arnie Lemay, who has done extensive work in support of the Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville, director of engineering at  the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, was named by the hospital’s parent company, HCA, as the winner of the 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award, he company’s highest honor.

  • New business: AA Service Center

    Address: 6526 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville


    Who we are:  AA Service Center is owned by Randall Ryan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive service. The center is managed by Mike Walker.


    What we do:  AA Service Center services all makes and models cars, performing maintenance such as oil changes and tune-ups. The company also has tow trucks and serves as AAA provider for Shelby County.


  • A whole lot of power

    Employees of Shelbyville Asphalt and Edwards Moving and Rigging on Wednesday prepare a 460,000-pound transformer for transport to Frankfort. Mark Skillman, operations manager for Shelbyville Asphalt, said his company is working together with Edwards to move the transformer for Kentucky Utilities. He said the trailer that will be used to move the transformer will be the length of a football field. “We will have to shut down U.S. 60 tomorrow [Thursday] for a short time to do it,” he said. 

  • EARLIER: Parents of soldier hurt in Afghanistan anguish to hear his condition

    Ever since receiving a terrifying phone call on Monday, a Shelbyville family has run the gamut of emotions from fear to hope to joy.

    That was the day Doug and Lena Lear learned that their son, William Scott Lear, 34, an Army staff sergeant, had been seriously injured in an accident in Afghanistan, when his vehicle ran over an explosive device, killing four of six soldiers.

    Scott Lear, a 1995 Shelby County High School graduate, had a fractured skull, a crushed eye socket and eight broken ribs. His condition was critical.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police say caregiver abused 2 girls, raped 9-year-old

    A Shelbyville man is in jail, charged with raping and sodomizing two children for whom he and his wife were caring.

    Henry Telles, 25, was arrested May 12 at a residence on Spruce Drive where he temporarily was staying and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse against the girls, who were 9 and 13 years old at the time.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Stacy Bruce said most of the alleged crimes were perpetuated upon the younger child, including an actual rape on April 24.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, May 20, 2011


    Henry Telles, 25, of 76 Spruce Drive in Shelbyville was arrested May 12 on Spruce Drive and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree forgery.



    Palencia Sarbelio Morales, 41, of 1038 Henry Clay St. in Shelbyville was arrested May 11 at that address and charged with third-degree forgery.



  • New assistant prosecutor

    Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman swears in Austin Hays as assistant Shelby County commonwealth attorney, as his father, Hite Hays, and Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell look on. The ceremony took place Monday in the Shelby County Circuit courtroom. Hays will be taking care of cases in Shelby County.

  • Election 2011: Focus now turns to the race for governor

    After a disappointing loss in his first statewide race, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he is not planning a comeback anytime soon, instead concentrating on what he said he does best.
    “My plans are to provide one-hundred percent of my attention to Shelby County,” said Rothenburger, who lost the Republican nomination for agriculture commissioner to state Rep. James Comer on Tuesday. “That’s my primary focus at this point.”